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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 126
02-14-2012, 10:11 AM
One of my biggest beefs with STO and the feel of the game has always been the music. A lot of the music is either trying to sound like TOS (opera singers! bad opera singers!) or is just generally very drum heavy. Most of the time in sector space you get this drum based track and it sounds very military and kind of boring.

Specifically, I am talking about the track in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPLy0a18VnY

On the other hand, music in TNG was like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=606Vk2iSFNk

In some cases of having action, the music still was more upbeat. An example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTZuHGM6xCE (although that was an alternate and wasn't used).

If something dramatic happened they also had a more subtle and dramatic tone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kfTd...eature=related (Same episode, music that was used)

Don't get me wrong, I can like some militaristic music and in some cases it makes sense (fighting klingons, klingons in general, etc) but the problem is that the music usually just randomly picked and it will pick battle music when flying around in sector space instead of picking something that makes you think "i'm exploring", "i'm helping the universe" or whatever.

While we're looking at alternate examples of the difference between something that is driving a military feel vs an exploration feel, i present this, which is the travel music for Mass Effect: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lpu5cTk_qvI